Bison inhabit the 64,000-acre wilderness area in the western reaches of the North Unit of the park.
Although Bighorn Canyon does not have a bison herd, visitors can sometimes see them on the drive into the North District.
Bison are native to the area in and around Capitol Reef. The current herd in the Henry Mountains is managed by the state.
A portion of the park's upland prairie has been reserved as a range for a small herd of American bison.
Bison in the Grand Canyon live in the meadows and open woodlands of the North Rim and surrounding national forest.
More than 1,500 bison are currently ranched within park boundaries on land owned by partners; the land is accessible only by tour.
Large herds of bison can be found in the park along roadside vantage points.
Windmill Pasture (and sometimes West Traps Pasture) is home to the preserve's bison herd.
Thousands of individuals roam relatively freely over the expansive landscape of Yellowstone National Park and nearby areas of Montana.
Between 1963 and 2016, the park shipped out more than 3,000 bison to new homes across the country.
Look for bison where a fire has recently burned and on prairie dog towns.
Last updated: April 26, 2021